One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a pencil of light’
beam, ray, shaft, finger, gleam
1‘she pencilled slogans on an envelope’
write, write down, jot down, note, set down, take down, inscribe
scribble, rough out, write roughly, scrawl, pen, compose, draft
formulate, draw up, dash off, put in writing, put down on paper, commit to paper, put in black and white
2‘pencil a line along the top of the moulding’
draw, trace, plot, chart, sketch, outline
‘they have pencilled in 1 May for a family day out’
arrange provisionally, make as a provisional arrangement, arrange subject to confirmation, forecast tentatively
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